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History Cafe: How Minority Men and Tradeswomen Won Justice on the Jobsite
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
History Cafe: How Minority Men and Tradeswomen Won Justice on the Jobsite
Wherenon-library location
Non-Library LocationMuseum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
AudienceTeens, Adults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin MOHAI, History Link, and Seattle Public Library in monthly conversations that stimulate meaningful dialogue about the ways the city's past has influenced the present.
DescriptionCivil rights and labor activists in the 1960s and 1970s broke down barriers for women and workers of color in the construction industry, opening a pathway to long inaccessible jobs. Join UW Labor Archivist and Labor Archives head Conor Casey to learn how Seattle workers fought for justice on the job through the lens of the historical collections that document this history.

Assistant Labor Archivist Crystal Rodgers will introduce and contextualize her pop-up exhibit on “Women in the Trades,” which will be present at the event.

Conor Casey is the founding labor archivist of the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Casey first became interested in labor history through researching his grandfather’s experience as a striking longshoreman during the 1934 Pacific Coast Maritime Strike.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Phone206-386-4636
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Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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